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Fire bricks

Postby wvuarmyeng » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:56 pm

I'm planning on lining the bottom and sides (in the fire box area, maybe two high) of my smoker. I know others use them but I saw a health warning on them when I went to purchase then.... Are there different types? Also going to put a dusting of sand down to keep the grease from building up on the blocks

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Re: Fire bricks

Postby bondobill » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:16 pm

I lined the fire box with Fire Bricks in my Cement Block smoker some 30 years ago.
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Re: Fire bricks

Postby wvuarmyeng » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:34 pm

I'm guessing they are referring to the dust from cutting them..... probably shouldn't snort it

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Re: Fire bricks

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:53 pm

Every BBQ site that I googled said it was OK to use Fire Bricks in your Pits, especially if they are used to maintain and keep heat and not as a baking or cooking surface. :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Postby k.a.m. » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:14 pm

If you are doing it for insulation and efficiency purposes you are insulating the coolest part of your firebox. The hottest is the upper sides and top. Personally I feel you would be adding extra weight for very little return.
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Re: Fire bricks

Postby Boots » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:09 pm

bondobill wrote:I lined the fire box with Fire Bricks in my Cement Block smoker some 30 years ago.
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Re: RE: Re: Fire bricks

Postby wvuarmyeng » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:16 am

k.a.m. wrote:If you are doing it for insulation and efficiency purposes you are insulating the coolest part of your firebox. The hottest is the upper sides and top. Personally I feel you would be adding extra weight for very little return.
With the heating element im adding I dont want to be heating the metal below it. My cook chamber is well insulated but do to some measuring error on my part wasn't able to get insulation around the bottom lol

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